Responses for show #978 - Wednesday, November 30, 1988

Yael Sofaer game 5.

Contestants

Jack Lechner, a freelance writer originally from Arlington, Virginia

Laura Winters, a teacher from Northridge, California

Yael Sofaer, a programmer and analyst originally from Israel (whose 4-day cash winnings total $47,401)

Jeopardy! Round responses

FICTION
ANATOMY
SPORTS
MUSICAL JONESES
WOMEN IN THE NEWS
POT LUCK
    $100 1
John Steinbeck

Laura
    $100 21
knee

Laura
    $100 26
football

Jack
    $100 3
Tom Jones

Laura
    $100 11
Jane Fonda

Jack
    $100 16
United Nations

Yael
    $200 2
(Laura: What is England?)

Scotland

LauraJack
    $200 22
red blood cells

Yael
    $200 27
Maryland

Jack
    $200 6
Love

Jack
    $200 12
American Express

Jack
    $200 17
(Alex: Museum of Modern Art.)

Opera House

Yael
    $300 4
War and Peace

Yael
    $300 23
eustachian tube

Yael
    $300 28
(Jack: Who is Wilt Chamberlain?)

Jerry West

Jack
Triple Stumper
    $300 7
Quincy Jones

Laura
    $300 13
Friars Club

Yael
    $900 18
(Alex: Yael, you just got it in the nick of time; Scorpio & Pisces were the others.)

Cancer & Libra

Yael
    $400 5
Black Beauty

Jack
    $400 24
neural (nerve) cell

Yael
    $400 29
Casey Stengel

Triple Stumper
    $400 9
Grandpa Jones

Jack
    $400 14
"In God We Trust"

Jack
    $400 19
(Yael: Who is Ervin?)

Strom Thurmond

Yael
Triple Stumper
    $500 8
Graham Greene

Jack
    $500 25
(Alex: We've got a minute to go.)

bile

Jack
    $500 30
kick-off

Yael
    $500 10
Grace Jones

Jack
    $500 15
Patty Duke Astin

Jack
    $500 20
Pharos of Alexandria

Triple Stumper

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Yael Laura Jack
$600 $300 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Yael Laura Jack
$2,800 $400 $3,900

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

WORD ORIGINS
(Alex: That's always popular on "Jeopardy!".)
THE 20th CENTURY
OLD TESTAMENT
SWITZERLAND
SWEETS
"G.R."
    $200 2
aardvark

Yael
    $200 12
Germany

Jack
    $200 18
neutrality

Yael
    $200 1
plum pudding

Yael
    $200 7
Gilda Radner

Jack
    $400 3
Hinduism

Yael
    $400 13
Eleanor Roosevelt

Laura
    $400 19
cheese

Laura
    $400 14
molasses

Yael
    $400 8
Ginger Rogers

Yael
    $600 4
shortening

Yael
    $600 15
satellite

Jack
    $600 28
(Jack: What is heaven?)
(Yael: What was the temple?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

the Garden of Eden

YaelJack
Triple Stumper
    $600 20
Swiss Air

Yael
    $600 23
"Lollipops"

Triple Stumper
    $600 9
gin rummy

Jack
    $800 5
espadrille

Laura
    $800 16
Murder Incorporated

Jack
    $800 26
(Yael: Who was Ba'al?)

the golden calf

YaelJack
    $1,000 21
(Yael: What is the Aar & the Saar?)

Rhine & Rhone

Yael
    $800 24
(Alex: Minute to go.)

creme brulee

Yael
    $800 10
Geraldo Rivera

Yael
    $1000 6
pupil

Yael
    $1000 17
(Jack: What is Hungary?)

Czechoslovakia

YaelJack
    $1000 25
40 days

Triple Stumper
    $1000 22
(Jack: What is Helvetica?)
(Yael: What is Confederation Helvetica?)

Helvetia

YaelLauraJack
    $1000 27
raspberries

Laura
    $5 11
(Yael: Not fond of Audio Daily Doubles. [Shakes head])

The Grass Roots

Yael

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Yael Laura Jack
$5,995 $4,000 $4,500

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

FAMOUS NAMES
LauraWho was Everest?
$3,750
JackWho is Everest?
$4,500
YaelWho is Cook?
$3,006
Sir George Everest

Final scores:

Yael Laura Jack
$2,989 $7,750 $9,000
3rd place: DIA leather chair 2nd place: Jenn-Air grill-range & Maytag Jetclean dishwasher New champion: $9,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Yael Laura Jack
$6,400 $4,000 $4,500
21 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 2 DDs)
9 R,
1 W
19 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $14,900

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